Economic competitiveness in the 21st century is impossible without an educational system that produces graduates with the skills necessary to be successful in the global marketplace. Having realized this, many countries are now going through large-scale education reforms to meet these expectations.

Russia is no exception. Today, reforming the educational system at all levels is among the country's most pressing issues.

In this RD Brief, we explore the Russian government's plans for school reform and the challenges it faces in reviving the country's schools and universities following two decades of a loss of funding and prestige.

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